Faculty Centers - Simulators Center


Full Mission Ship Handling Simulator

Applied ship handling training through computer simulation to complement the theoretical background of the Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering students. Simulations are directed towards the improvement of ship handling operations through the use of various ship types navigating under simulated weather and sea conditions in different seaways of the world. The simulator also serves the maritime industry for officer training purposes.

The second ship bridge is mainly used as radar mock-up, but is equipped with a 60° visual display system. The simulator enables an accurate replication of handling characteristics of vessels ranging from VLCCs to small patrol craft. Night and day light operations can be simulated in a wide variety of geographic locations and other sea areas can be constructed to meet requirements. The instructor station allows the instructor to set up, design and modify exercise and to control and monitor exercises. The Full Mission ship's bridge has a wheel house equipped with highly sophisticated instruments representing a real ship's bridge.

The main bridge represents the core of the ship handling simulator. The computer generated optical view system creates a shifting from bridge center to wing a visibility of 240° horizontally via 7 CRT Projectors.
1 Control Room,
1 7-projector 240º wheelhouse simulator (360º view)
1 single-projector 42.5º wheelhouse simulator (360º view)
1 briefing room
1 route and scenario development console
Training for 2 groups of 5 people during one session.
The Full Mission ship's bridge has a wheel house equipped with highly sophisticated instruments representing a real ship's bridge.
Arpa-Radar Simulator
1 Control Room, 2 single-projector wheelhouse simulators ((360º view)
Training for 2 groups of 5 people during one session.
The RADAR/ARPA Simulator includes 2 radar cubicles equipped with different navigational instruments. This simulator is predominantly used as radar booths, but is each equipped with a visual display system.

Each of the RADAR/ARPA cubicles includes following components:
  • 2 consoles with ARPA-radar unit
  • steering-stand console
  • chart table with navigational set
  • Visual Generator with LCD Projectors
GMDSS Laboratory
Applied training on the full set of GMDSS sub-systems and communication techniques. This includes search and rescue operations, general communication procedures, emergency and safety communication procedures, etc… Also used in ROC (Restricted Operator’s Certificate) and GOC (General Operator’s Certificate) training for the maritime industry.

1 CRS (Coastal Radio Station), LES (Land Earth Station), RCC (Rescue Coordination Center)
2 GMDSS operator consoles. Training for 2 groups consisting of 6 people during one session
The GMDSS simulator is used to train and examine seafarers and cadets to obtain Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC) and General Operator Certificate (GOC). It covers a variety training requirements including the initial training of navigators. The GMDSS Simulator in ITUMF includes 2 complete GMDSS consoles equipped with different GMDSS replica instruments.
The equipment of each console consists of the following components:
  • Radiotelephone VHF Simplex/duplex/55 Chs.
  • DSC Controller and receivers
  • Radiotelephone SSB MF and HF
  • DSC Controller and Receiver for MF and HF
  • Navtex
  • Radio telex (NBDP-TOR)
  • EPIRB and SART
  • Lat/long read out, Speed log and Gyro read-out
Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator (Tanker)
Applied normal and emergency tanker operation (oil, LNG, chemical product) training in accordance with governing international rules. Includes operational planning, load planning, cleaning, aeration, pollution control, etc… This training is available both for students and to the industry as regulated by STCW-95 and STCW A-V1

LCHS 2000/LCC Petroleum Tanker Simulator
LCHS 2000/LCH Chemical / Product Tanker Simulator
LCHS 2000/LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Tanker Simulator
Training for 6 people at one session.
This simulator is a PC based desktop system with 6 workstation and one instructor station.
· The Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator include the following features:
· The layout of the tanks, pipelines, valves and cargo handling machinery
· The cargo handling control arrangement
· The cargo monitoring system
· Alarms and Logging system
· Cargo handling facilities in normal and emergency modes Load Calculator
Computer Based Training Laboratory (CBT)
Improving simulator software code through cooperation with maritime software industry.
International or onboard maritime education through long-distance web learning. Improving maritime education and research through the efficient use of computer based technologies.
1 server, 15 workstations, 2 projectors, 15 people capacity

In CBT, it is possible to debrief and evaluate scenarios that held in ship handling simulator.
Two large screen projection system is available at the debriefing room. Since any exercise is recorded including exercise data and communication for debriefing purposes a recorded exercise can be retrieved from the database and replayed at this station.
Vessel Traffic System Sim/Lab (VTS)
Applied training of VTS operators. Especially important due to the constricted passages of the Turkish straits system (The Straits of Istanbul and Canakkale, Solent Passing etc.)

3 VTS stations working in coordination with the shiphandling simulator.
Training for 3 people during one session.
In system, own ships and instructor station can be linked to the VTS simulator for the training of VTS operators. For the simulation of external communication VHF Intercoms are integrated into the simulator system in between radar cubic and VTS trainee stations. The VTS Simulator exceeds the relevant recommendations as stated in IALA Model Courses V-103/1 and V-103.2.
The Maritime Faculty of Istanbul Technical University (ITUMF) was appointed as the training institute for newly employed VTS Operators by Turkish Competent Authority.
ITUMF has carried out the required training, using its own VTS and bridge simulators.
Engine Room Simulator
The main goal of laboratory is to improve knowledge and skills of Marine Engineering Department’s students at managerial level using simulation technique. In advanced studies, it is expected to satisfy several viewpoints for students using various failure scenarios regarding with ship machinery systems. Risk management, human factor analysis, emergency planning, and human reactions under emergency conditions are the main research themes.
7 workstations
3 remote control units
1 main control room ( for instructor)
Training in 10 independent units
Other system components
Number of Researcher
Lecturer (2), Technician (1)

Capacity of Laboratory
It is suitable for carrying out research activities in 10 independent units at the same period.